Sports

Sunday parade will welcome Maroons home from state title win

Belleville West advances to state title game

Belleville West basketball coach Joe Muniz and his five starters discuss the Maroons' win over Elgin Larkin and the next steps in their push for their first state championship. The championship game will be played at 7:15 pm Saturday.
Up Next
Belleville West basketball coach Joe Muniz and his five starters discuss the Maroons' win over Elgin Larkin and the next steps in their push for their first state championship. The championship game will be played at 7:15 pm Saturday.

The Belleville West Maroons will be welcomed back to town from their state tournament win with a West Main Street parade Sunday.

The Maroons won the state championship for the first time in the program's 101 seasons, beating the defending IHSA Class 4A champion, Whitney Young, 60-56 in overtime Saturday at Carver Arena in Peoria.

The players and cheerleaders will load a Belleville fire engine at 2 p.m., and follow a route from Signal Hill Elementary School off 95th Street, then east on Main Street and south on 59th Street to the high school. A reception awaits them there with a brief program beginning at about 2:30 p.m.

Related stories from Belleville News-Democrat

  Comments